Jeff Chandler has put together a good post on how to adopt abandoned WordPress plugins, or to put your own plugin up for adoption. One of the toughest things about using other people's plugins is that it's hard to know if it'll be around in 3, 5, or 10 years. A good adoption system for WordPress would be very healthy for the ecosystem.
Want to learn something new to ring in the year? Check out Benedikt Lehnert’s A Pocket Guide to Master Every Day’s Typographic Adventures. It’s short, easy to understand, and offers great advice. And trust me, I’ve seen your sites (and my own), many of us could use the advice.
Gabriel Koen describes ten reasons why he believes WordPress is a better starting point for projects than many advanced PHP developers would think. Some of the points are even known pain-points in WordPress, but as he notes, “even a half-assed solution pre-built beats building your own half-assed solution that you’ll never get around to finishing.”
WP Engine recently announced the launch of Global Edge Security, an “enterprise-class advanced security solution” in conjunction with Cloudflare. They have also recently provided its customers with the Genesis framework and themes after acquiring StudioPress in June.
If you want to create a development environment to mimic the WordPress VIP hosting platform, the VIP team has you covered. VIP Quickstart is a new tool, available on Github, that helps you set up everything easily. According to the announcement post, here are the technical bits: VIP Quickstart is a mix of Vagrant, Puppet,…
In a bit of a surprise move, Envato is getting into the video mobile app space. With a clever video app that nicely highlights their VideoHive market, the new Envato Video app allows people to create simple marketing videos, straight from iOS. I love the idea, and it’s an excellent integration into their existing business…